Sunday the 26thFebruary 2012 sees the second episode of ‘Swimming with Crocodiles’ aired on BBC2 which sees Ben Fogle heading off to Australia’s Northern Territory for some more claw and jaw crocodile adventures.
Throughout the programme, the team will be offering viewers an even greater insight into the subaquatic behaviour of these fascinating reptiles.
You too now have the chance, just like Ben Fogle, to swim with the crocs in the capital city of the Northern Territory, Darwin. The Cage of Death at the Crocosaurus Cove offers plucky travellers the opportunity to dive, within a protective perspex cage, into the depths of the giant Saltie’s lair.
Those who wish to see the crocodiles in the wild first hand should head 65km from Darwin to the Adelaide River, and take part in the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Visitors have the chance to see crocodiles jumping out of the water as they are fed from boats by trained experts, guaranteeing a once in a lifetime up close and personal experience with these prehistoric giants.
Or splash out and enjoy a scenic flight over Kakadu National Park for a bird’s eye view of vast escarpments – you might even catch a glimpse of the famous crocodile – shaped hotel ( Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn ) at Jabiru in the heart of dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.
The Northern Territory is home to approximately 150,000 saltwater crocodiles and 10,000 freshwater crocodiles. There are around 25 crocodiles in every mile in the Northern Territory , living as they have done for millions of years.
Book in for a seven day unforgettable, jaw dropping adventure to Australia’s Northern Territory with Travelbag (0871 703 4240, www.travelbag.co.uk) from £1,499 per person. The package features five nights at the three star Travelodge Mirambeena Resort in Darwin followed by two nights at the three star Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn Resort , Kakadu National Park, plus enjoy a Kakadu & Yellow Water Wildlife Day tour.
The price also includes international flights to Darwin with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow. Valid for bookings made by the 10th March for travel between the 1st May and the 15th June 2012.